Dr Mary MacLeod
Dr Mary MacLeod

Dr Mary MacLeod


Senior Clinical Lecturer



Dr Macleod is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen and honorary Consultant Physician within NHS Grampian.  Her clinical work is largely in the area of acute stroke and TIA management, and primary and secondary stroke prevention.  Current research interests include:

Novel imaging markers in stroke using fast field cycling MRI

Using linked datasets to explore management of stroke including service organisation and secondary prevention

Exploring omega-3 fatty acids as a potential treatment for acute stroke

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Chair, Clinical Studies Oversight Group

External Memberships

Chair of Scotland A and B Research Ethics Committees

Honorary Deputy Secretary, British and Irish Association of Stroke Physicians


Latest Publications

  • Dual endothelin antagonist aprocitentan for resistant hypertension (PRECISION): a multicentre, blinded, randomised, parallel-group, phase 3 trial

    Schlaich, M., Bellet, M., Weber, M. A., Danaietash, P., Bakris, G. L., Flack, J. M., Dreier, R. F., Sassi-Sayadi, M., Haskell, L. P., Narkiewicz, K., Wang, J., Reid, C., Schlaich, M., Katz, I., Ajani, A., Biswas, S., Esler, M., Elder, G., Roger, S., Colquhoun, D., Mooney, J., De Backer, T., Persu, A., Chaumont, M., Krzesinski, J., Vanabsche, T., Girard, G., Pliamm, L., Schiffrin, E., Merali, F., Dresser, G., Vallee, M., Jolly, S., Chow, S., Wang, J., Mu, J., Yu, J., Yuan, H., Feng, Y., Zhang, X., Xie, J., Lin, L., Soucek, M., Widimsky, J., Cifkova, R., Vaclavik, J., Ullrych, M., MacLeod, M., McLay, J., Calhoun, D., PRECISION investigators, Macleod, M.
    The Lancet, vol. 400, no. 10367, pp. 1927-1937
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Is stroke incidence increased in survivors of adult cancers?: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Turner, M., Murchie, P., Derby, S., Ong, A. Y., Walji, L. T., McLernon, D., Macleod, M., Adam, R.
    Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 16, pp. 1414–1448
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Using national electronic health records for pandemic preparedness: validation of a parsimonious model for predicting excess deaths among those with COVID-19-a data-driven retrospective cohort study

    Mizani, M. A., Dashtban, A., Pasea, L., Lai, A. G., Thygesen, J., Tomlinson, C., Handy, A., Mamza, J. B., Morris, T., Khalid, S., Zaccardi, F., Macleod, M. J., Torabi, F., Canoy, D., Akbari, A., Berry, C., Bolton, T., Nolan, J., Khunti, K., Denaxas, S., Hemingway, H., Sudlow, C., Banerjee, A., CVD-COVID-UK Consortium
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Allopurinol versus usual care in UK patients with ischaemic heart disease (ALL-HEART): a multicentre, prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint trial

    Mackenzie, I. S., Hawkey, C. J., Ford, I., Greenlaw, N., Pigazzani, F., Rogers, A., Struthers, A. D., Begg, A. G., Wei, L., Avery, A. J., Taggar, J. S., Walker, A., Duce, S. L., Barr, R. J., Dumbleton, J. S., Rooke, E. D., Townend, J. N., Ritchie, L. D., MacDonald, T. M., Ahmed, H., Arthur, P., Aziz, J., Barnes, L., Boyle, S., Brighton, T., Brown, M., Caulfield, M., Dawson, J., Denvir, M., Doney, A. S., Doshi, S., Dryburgh, M., Eddleston, M., Finlayson, J., Fuat, A., Furnace, J., Grieve, J. K., Guthrie, G., Ham, S., Isaard, E., Jennings, C., Johnson, R., Kerr, C., Khan, S., Krishnan, K., Long, S., Mackintosh, A., Macleod, M. J., McCormack, T., Weir, C., ALL-HEART Study Group
    The Lancet, vol. 400, no. 10359, pp. 1195-1205
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Intravenous Thrombolysis with Tenecteplase for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

    Tsivgoulis, G., Katsanos, A. H., Christogiannis, C., Faouzi, B., Mavridis, D., Dixit, A. K., Palaiodimou, L., Khurana, D., Petruzzellis, M., Psychogios, K., Macleod, M. J., Ahmed, N.
    Annals of Neurology, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 349-357
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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Teaching Responsibilities

Year 5 MBChB OSCE coordinator

Situational Judgement Test lead

Year 1, 3 and 4 Clinical Pharmacology teaching

MSc Clinical Pharmacology: Pharmacovigilance, Medicines Management

Delivers teaching to MSc Cardiovascular and Diabetes, BSc Neurosciences, BSc Genetics

MRCP PACES examiner


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  • Following a star: Does who you follow in an OSCE station affect your checklist score?

    Brown, C. W., Macleod, M., Watson, W., Nath, M.
    NES Annual Virtual Conference 2021
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Urgent introduction of iPAD-based WPB programmatic assessment due to the COVID-19 pandemic for final year medical students

    Brown, C. W., Macleod, M., Watson, W., Lumsden, C.
    NES Annual Virtual Conference 2021
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial

    RECOVERY Collaborative Group, Soiza, R., Macleod, M.
    The Lancet, vol. 397, no. 10285, pp. 1637-1645
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Statin Therapy is Associated With Lower Mortality One Year After Ischemic Stroke: A National Data Linkage Study

    Sterling, K., Turner, M., Langhorne, P., Barber, M., Macleod, M. J.
    Stroke, vol. 52, no. Supplement 1, P660
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 in 153 patients: a UK-wide surveillance study

    Varatharaj, A., Thomas, N., Ellul, M. A., Davies, N. W. S., Pollak, T. A., Tenorio, E. L., Sultan, M., Easton, A., Easton, A., Breen, G., Zandi, M., Coles, J. P., Manji, H., Al-Shahi Salman, R., Menon, D. K., Nicholson, T. R., Benjamin, L. A., Carson, A., Smith, C., Turner, M. R., Solomon, T., Kneen, R., Pett, S. L., Galea, I., Thomas, R. H., Michael, B. D., CoroNerve Study Group, Macleod, M.
    The lancet. Psychiatry, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 875-882
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Real-world user acceptability of the FreeStyle Libre: A pilot study on human factors and technology acceptance

    Gautam, A., Philip, S., MacLeod, M. J., Cadzow, A., Graveling, A. J.
    Diabetic Medicine, vol. 37, no. S1, pp. 106-107
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Brain hyperintensities in magnetic resonance imaging of patients with mild acute focal neurology

    Varsou, O., Macleod, M. J., Schwarzbauer, C., Murray, A. D., Dinis Fernandes, C., Stringer, M. S., Turnbull, K.
    Neurological Sciences, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 1633-1635
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Anaemia and incidence of post stroke dementia

    Myint, P. K., Macleod, M. J., Clark, A. B., Smith, T. O., Bettencourt-Silva, J. H., Metcalf, A. K., Potter, J. F.
    Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 191, 105688
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Increased wholegrain intake does not reduce blood pressure and other markers of cardiovascular disease risk in unmedicated pre-hypertensive/stage 1 hypertensive volunteers

    Amadi, I. G., Scott, K., Moir, S., Horgan, G., Martin, J., MacLeod, M. J., Thies, F.
    Nutrition Society Live 2020, E789
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Scanning Conditions in Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging: How to Standardise Resting-State for Optimal Data Acquisition and Visualisation?

    Dinis Fernandes, C., Varsou, O., Stringer, M., Macleod, M. J., Schwarzbauer, C.
    Biomedical Visualisation. Rea, P. M. (ed.). Springer, pp. 35-52, 18 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
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